These instructions will show you how to make an easy origami swan. If you’re new to paper folding we recommend that you take a look at our Beginner’s Guide which will show you all the basic skills and techniques.

Swan Step 1

Step 1) Fold the paper in half and then unfold it.

Swan Step 2

Step 2) Fold both sides in to the centre along the dotted lines.

Swan Step 3

Step 3) Fold the top layers of paper out along the dotted lines.

Swan Step 4

Step 4) Fold the paper in half bringing the bottom up and behind.

Swan Step 5

Step 5) Make an Outside Reverse Fold along the dotted line.

Swan Step 6

Step 6) Make another Outside Reverse Fold along the dotted lines.

Swan Step 7

Step 7) Make a Crimp Fold on the head to form the beak and make another Crimp Fold on the back to form the tail.

Swan Step 8

The complete swan

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